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Fri, Mar 7th 2008, 13:12

Bryan set to compete in Indoor World Championships

Men’s Heptathlon

The men’s entries for the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia promise one of the most even competitions in championship history. Five of the eight competitors are within 100 points on the 2008 world indoor list and this does not include the winner of the 2007 World Championships Decathlon in Osaka, Roman Sebrle (CZE). The reigning World Indoor Champion André Niklaus (GER) is not competing this time, but silver medallist Bryan Clay (USA) and bronze medallist Sebrle are in the competition.

Sadly, Maurice Smith, the silver medallist at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, was withdrawn from the competition by the Jamaican federation on February 29 because of a recent injury. Following a last minute invitation by the IAAF, Estonian, Andres Raja (Heptathlon PB 5949pts, Tallinn 3 Feb 2008), presently 9th on the indoor season lists, has accepted to fill the vacant place in the eight man competition.

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